Data Management  

EMC offers tools to work with SharePoint and Meditech 

EMC Corp. announced a number of updated software products that enable customers to improve the recovery objectives of critical applications and data.

The introduction of EMC Backup Manager for SharePoint software and EMC NetWorker Module for Medietch provides customers with application-aware backup and recovery of collaborative and health-care data, respectively.  In addition, EMC’s versions of EMC RecoverPoint software, EMC Replication Manager software and EMC NetWorker PowerSna Module for Celerra improve disk-based protection, providing tiered levels of protection and recovery that are aligned to the value of an organization’s business data.  Finally, EMC NetWorker Dashboard provides reporting and analytics to better understand and manage a NetWorker backup environment. 

EMC Backup Manager for SharePoint provides users with facilities to deal efficiently with critical day-to-day backup and recovery tasks, the company said. EMC NetWorker Module for Meditech, meanwhile, allows system administrators to perform normal scheduled NetWorker backups and create disaster recovery replicas without interrupting the application.

The latest EMC Replication Manager adds support for the synchronized replication of multiple databases spanning hosts and/or arrays.  This enhancement will allow never-before-achieved levels of utility from array-based replicas, particularly in Oracle and SAP environments.  In addition, support for new Itanium operating systems and the recently announced new CLARiiON arrays gives customers an even broader environment in which to utilize Replication Manager software. 

Leveraging the NDMP protocol, the new EMC NetWorker PowerSnap Module for Celerra provides customers with an automated, centralized way to create instant snapshot backups to tape or disk.

PortAuthority protexts in more than 370 file formats 

PortAuthority Technologies Inc. announced PortAuthority v5.0, the next-generation of its ILP solutions.   

PortAuthority 5.0 protects information in more than 370 file formats, including structured and unstructured data, text and graphics, and CAD documents.  PortAuthority also expands total protection of information to data-in-use by delivering content-aware protection of unauthorized copying of confidential documents to portable media such as USB drives or CD-ROMs.

The PortAuthority Graphical User Interface has been redesigned to provide “3 Clicks Manageability” for reporting and compliance – users can now typically manage policy violations from investigation to remediation with three clicks.  With more than 150 pre-built policies and reports, as well as automated data classification and protection, PortAuthority 5.0 enables more rapid deployment for enterprises and global organizations. PortAuthority’s product provides a distributed architecture and hierarchical management and remediation, and scales to tens of thousands of users and millions of documents. 

PortAuthority 5.0 includes case management tools to manage policy violations, report trends and investigate events through their complete life cycles. Advanced urgency-based views allow administrators to quickly and efficiently detect the incidents that require immediate attention.  Finally, PortAuthority 5.0’s forensics engine now provides enhanced details for HTML documents, including Outlook mail and other types of documents using HTML. PortAuthority 5.0 can be deployed in multiple modes, including transparent mode providing passive monitoring, in-line mode for monitoring and enforcement, and proxy mode using ICAP integration with content proxies. In addition, PortAuthority 5.0 is Documents Right Management (DRM) ready and can be used to protect documents outside the firewall by integrating with different DRM products, automatically adding rights management capabilities to any document or email that is authorized to be sent outside the network.

Infrastructure  

LiquidIQ makes use of AMD technology 

Liquid Computing Corp. announced the general availability of an interconnect driven Server, LiquidIQ.

LiquidIQ’s interconnect driven server architecture uses AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture and HyperTransport technology to directly connect today’s processors, memory, I/O and commodity switches into a unified system platform that is highly integrated, optimized and controlled, the company said. 

LiquidIQ includes tightly integrated performance optimization libraries that are transparent to standards-based applications and codes, but deliver up to five times or greater sustained communications bandwidth and low latency over commercial off-the-shelf servers and Infiniband switches, according to Liquid Computing. With a telecom grade control system, every system component is detected upon insertion and continuously monitored.  Should a component fail or require servicing it is immediately isolated by the system and replaced through software driven sparing. The event-driven control plane communicates over a separate network, has its own microprocessors, operating system, sensors and database to store the status and state of any module or virtual server configuration across the system.

Networking  

Aten Technology offers 16-port switch

Aten Technology Inc. announced a rackmount LCD KVMP (Keyboard, Video, Mouse, Peripheral) switch that features an extra local console port, USB peripheral sharing technology, and an external mouse port.

The KL3116, part of the ALTUSEN line of enterprise-class KVM solutions from Aten, is a 16-port switch that can monitor up to 16 computers in a 1U-high configuration. The unit also includes dual platform compatibility with support for PS/2 and USB.

Within an enterprise-class data center, the KL3116 offers the capability to control up to 512 mixed-platform computers when an additional 31 units are daisy chained to each other.With the KVMP functionality of the KL3116, users in a server room environment can optimize the USB peripheral port to share files between attached computers or install files on a specific computer via a thumb drive or other storage devices.

The unit’s extra console port can serve as a bridge to remote and IP access when connected to a KVM extender (such as Aten’s CE250) or IP control device (CN5000). Plus, should the LCD monitor fail, the extra port can be used to connect a standalone monitor to regain control of the KVMP switch — this feature offers added insurance to prevent downtime in a 24/7 IT environment. The KL3116 is priced at US$2,795.95.

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